Character Design: The MacGuffin
The MacGuffin is going to be a crystal called Biranium. If it comes in contact with skin it can cause horrid mutations and mindless controlled zombies. This crystal must be kept in a sealed container while being handled. On very rare occasions the crystal's power can cause other effects when it comes in contact with skin. It can cause super human abilities such as heightened senses, strength and psychic powers. These individuals can handle the crystals easily and convert them into harmless elements ready to use for space ships and other forms of energy to power technology.
Crystal name idea came from these two minerals; Bismuth and uranium.
Bismuth. A man made crystal
Uranium. Highly radioactive